Elmerf123456: The heat is on!!!! Yes!!!!! Oil Minister @AdilAbdAlMahdi officially announced his resignation. 2 days before PM Abadi to release candidates for cabinet reshuffle. #Iraq
Iraq Retakes ISIS-Held Villages Outside Mosul nytimes.com/2016/03/25/wor… @tarangoNYT
There it is, confirmation that Fayadh Hassan Nima will serve as acting Minister of Oil #Iraq
Elmerf123456: Swiss banks land in the middle of a money-laundering investigation (again) bloom.bg/1PsxkWj
TnDr: Elmer, can you speak to the meeting in Baghdad on Sat? Pretty darn big deal, eh?
Elmerf123456: Tndr ya think? Huge!!!!
TnDr: It is Huge! Huge!!
Hawkman: Iran Pres joining the meeting in Baghdad !!wow....along with the UN, IMF, World Bank--could be huge
LadyB22: elmer, how is Okie?
Elmerf123456: Okie is doing great and feeling much better his surgery was very successful he is just like you ready to start this exchange process! I cannot promise anything on Okie's behalf but in the event this actually comes to a closure and it's done and over with I will ask him if you would like to use Open Mic as a means to say goodbye to everyone and he will either choose to do so or not ! deal?
Sandy1: Elmer- Thanks for the Okie info. He has left a warm spot in all of our hearts. Probably will never meet him face to face, but please let him know that his name will be remembered fondly. Appreciate you also.
Elmerf123456: I know we hear things that say this is going to happen every single day but just know that the direction it's moving forward and I'm very happy for that and you should be too I really do believe we are at the end of this thing and thank God for that
Ride has been long enough for everyone and I for one am more than ready for this to stop!
The cabinet reshuffle and the IMF with Christine Lagarde and Ban Ki Moon being in Iraq Saturday is certainly a good sign in my opinion
TnDr: Hopeful question Elmer...could Sat be a congratulations instead of a meeting to make a deciosn/ announcement? Hoping I suppose?
Elmerf123456: Tndr. I simply don't know but I hope you're right on the first sentence
Mangelo: I think it's a celebration party on Saturday!!!!!! IMO with everyone heading over to Iraq, they could very well be their for one big celebration!!!!
SassyD: S&P 500 Rounded Top -- The First Big Crash Likely Just Ahead --Source: Yahoo Finance -- http://www.goldcore.com/ie/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/03/SP-500-rounded-top-768x578.png?7151f9
SassyD: The Rockefeller Family Fund, a US-based public charity led by the Rockefeller family, announced on Wednesday that it's intending to completely divest from fossil fuels.
After 146 years, Rockefeller family is exiting the oil business
TnDr: Saw that sassyd, this is a wow moment for sure!.... They were with Exxon since 1880's!
Humor While we wait:
Porta1: My book is titled “As the Dinar Turns”….An Epic Tale of Rags to Riches by its Justa About Done……LOL
SABickford: If Stress burned calories, I'd be a Supermodel
The world is a magical place filled with people just waiting to be offended by something
I'm inventing a new clock for work. When you swipe your badge, A Valium pops out.
Thank God I don't have to hunt for my food. I don't even know where Tacos Live.
McDonalds needs a happy meal for Mom's: A Bottle of Wine, Three Xanax, and A sleeve of thin Mints
So I was at the Bar last night and the waitress yelled "Anyone Know CPR?" and I said "Hell I know the whole alphabet." Everyone laughed. Well everyone but this one guy.
I never wish death upon anyone who wrongs me, I wish explosive Diarrhea while on a date. Much More Satisfying.
A telemarketer called and asked to speak to the person who run the house. So I gave the phone to my 3 year old and went back to reading my book.
It's hard to be a strict disciplinary figure when you also find burps and farts Hilarious
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Walkingstick: Iranian president and five ministers visited Iraq early next week
By Ziad al - Haidari 32 minutes ago
, said early on Thursday that Iranian President Hassan Rohani and five ministers Iranians will visit Baghdad on Sunday night next, a source and as he emphasized that the Iranian delegation will meet withPresident of the Republic of Iraqis and the ministers, and referred to thesigning of agreements and memorandums on my terror and theeconomy. The source said, "
The Iranian President Hassan Rohani will visit Pakistan on Friday and then travel to the capital Baghdad on Sunday night, and will be the official reception on Sunday morning ,"explaining that" the duration of the visit two days only, the first in Baghdad and the second in the holy Najaf and Karbala cities. "
He added that" Rowhani will be accompanied by more than five The ministers, including the ministers of interior, foreign affairs, oil, industry and trade, as well as Iran 's central bank manager and a large gathering of Iranian economists , "noting that" Rowhani will meet his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haidar al - Abadi. "
The source continued that" the Iranian president will sign some agreements including cooperation in the field of combating terrorism and narcotics and illegal to cross the border , "pointing out that" economic memorandums will be signed in the field of oil and gas and banking. "
Mountainman: DEFINITION of 'Technocracy'
A form of government where decision-makers are chosen for a governing office based on their technical expertise and background. A technocracy differs from a traditional democracy in that individuals elected to a leadership role are chosen through a process that emphasizes their relevant skills and proven performance, as opposed to whether or not they fit the majority interests of a population. Decisions made by technocrats are based on information derived from methodology rather than opinion.
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Walkingstick: Urgent Abadi gives political blocs another two days to submit their nominations of technocrats
extended Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi limit of the political blocs to submit their nominations of technocrats, for two days.
The office said in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of "emphasize that he was receiving the list ofcandidates technocrats by the Attorney Zia al - Asadi Chairman of the Liberal bloc signed by the Office of the cleric Moqtada al - Sadr, and will be dealt positively with her and the other candidates."
He added " We express the hope that the progression of other political blocs are also candidates of technocrats that have been previously claimed during the next two days.
He said the office that "Abadi will submit the list of amendments to the ministerial to the House of Representatives within the next week."
it is said that deadline Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi political blocs to submit their candidates for theMinisterial change over, on Wednesday March 23, after the duration of a full week.
he announced the cleric Moqtada al - Sadr, yesterday to complete nominations ministerial change, said at a news conference at his office in Najaf with his committee in the selection of ministers of new government cabin "we will give cabin to the Prime Minister is willing , should vote is willing Fleihjm. "
Ebadi said office, the names that will send al- Sadr" will consider as nominations for his political bloc [Liberal] in the cabinet reshuffle. "
he criticized the prime minister 's office in the words of his spokesman Saad al - Hadithi's [where] most of theblocks political "for not dealing positively" with an invitation - Abadi.